Michael Smith says he had no hesitations about extending his stay at Tynecastle because Hearts is home.
The hugely popular full-back today signed a new deal that takes him through to 2022.
Fast approaching 125 appearances in maroon, the Northern Ireland international has made the right-back spot his own since joining the Jambos in 2017 and he told the Official Hearts Website how highly he values his surroundings, and his desire to get the club back into the top flight.
“I’m absolutely delighted to get the new contract signed,” he said. “It has always been important for me and my family to be somewhere we feel at home, and that’s exactly what we feel at Hearts.
“It’s been a really tough year for everyone off the pitch, and on it things haven’t been much better, but under the new manager we’ve made a great start to the season and we sit five points clear at the top of the league.
“I really want to be a part of getting this club back to where it belongs which is another reason why I’m happy to extend my stay.
“I want to thank everyone for their continued support and I can’t wait to get back playing in front of fans at Tynecastle when it is safe to do so.”